The Hard Truth of Circus Life

“The circus is tough and beautiful,” says a talking head in Aaron Schock's Circo, a documentary on the small, struggling, family-owned Circo Mexico. It's…

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Road to a Hard Life

“The circus is tough and beautiful,” says a talking head in Circo, Aaron Schock's documentary on the small, struggling, family-owned Circo Mexico. It's an…

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Tripped-Out Heavy Rock

We cordially invite the long-haired, psychedelia-influenced rock musician community to “Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico,” because we really want to hear the resulting…

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San Francisco's Other Famous Muralist

Bernard Baruch Zakheim (1896-1985) was among the best-known artists working in California in the mid-20th century. Zakheim emigrated from Poland to San Francisco in…

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Hail César

Julio César Morales has been known to produce achingly detailed pencil drawings, augmented by photo fragments, of exactly where people have been found hiding…

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Shonen Knife: Show Preview

Shonen Knife is aging gracefully. Formed in 1981, the Japanese outfit — which has shuffled members over the past decade, but continues to be…

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Mainstream Mex-Tech

The U.S.-Mexico border is a zone of possibility, chaos, and commerce. Cars idle waiting to cross, dreams are hatched, and knickknacks are sold. Amid…

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